Current Longevity Research

The Indian Express surveys the better known longevity research currently taking place around the world: genetic engineering, calorie restriction mimetics and various means of preventing damage caused by free radicals produced by our metabolism. What all these strands of research have in common is that they are most likely not the best way forward to a cure for aging. While this research may lead to a few decades of extended healthy life span by slowing age-related degeneration, it do not go anywhere near as far as is thought to be possible. Biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey argues, for example, that it is at least as easy to reverse aging as it is to simply slow it.


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